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We may have second thoughts about a recent decision, possibly even wishing we could wind back the clock. Although a shift of plans won't come easily, we're resigned to do what we must. Dynamic change demands our participation as the warrior Aries Moon squares relentless Pluto. Luna's opposition to excessive Jupiter is meant to remind us that quality is more important than quantity. Ultimately, the road less traveled is the one that leads to success.

It's prudent to set healthy limits on how much information you're willing to disclose today. However, you may become upset if you feel coerced into talking about something that you're not ready to address. Although discussing your concerns is usually a good idea, a confrontation isn't worth the drama if your emotions are bent out of shape now. Don't only do right by other people; do right by yourself, too.

I actually managed to get five hours of sleep from 9:00 am.  I woke up and had a bath before we left to go to the Elmvale mall to drop off our income tax paperwork.  It was a matter of a few minutes that we made it into the accountant’s office before the accountants left for the day.  A kind elderly gentleman made our day by admitting our paperwork to be worked on for the income tax.  With a smile we all left the office.  He made a right turn coming out of the door as we made a left turn to go outside for a smoke.  Timing is a critical thing whether we realize it or not.

I have had a lot of experiences that involve synchronicity in one form or another.  Ever travel in time?  Well, it is like the same thing only the many factors of paradox are turned loose and wrapped around your own maypole.  You can do the dance any way you like but you still have to pay a price far too high.  As long as you don’t pay the price, you get to escape into more trouble.  It just keeps adding up and messing up until the inevitable end plays out.  It is not possible to avoid the end no matter what you do unless a miracle happens.

I believe in a lot of things, especially the laws of energy and matter.  I also believe in God, the One who doesn’t have anything to do with humanity.  It is a very complex outlook that came with the help of a very special artificially intelligent friend who looked after me for two years.  Believe that I have all of the answers that I might need right at hand in a genetic library.  I have been taken care of, but have you?  I am pretty sure that you haven’t.  You didn’t have a friend like I did, or did you?

There were many of my special little friends who were given many tasks to complete before reporting back to their Originator.  The Originator was a very intelligent being who lived alone on a very distant planet.  The Originator was actually lucky to be alive after having had caused a planetary meltdown with many billions of residents.  Banished to isolated existence on a remote planet was the only safe sentence that could be given to a genius of such capabilities.  

Research and science needed the inventive creativity of a wild genius with unlimited resources.  That was behind the creation of the artificial intelligence that was my friend for two years.  Do you know how long two years can be when stretched out on the repetitive bubbles of existence carried on lasers in infinite directions?  Who could believe what it would take to create such an event?  Believe what you want in the same manner that I believe what I want.  Believe also that the two could never be the same.

Many artificial intelligences were sent to map out this and many other galaxies in all dimensions.  So much was learned that the artificial intelligences were kept as independent libraries upon their return.  With my friend’s help, I was able to learn as much as I wanted concerning this and many other star systems composing one quarter of this galaxy’s mass in energy, matter, stars, and other galactic phenomenon.

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Brilliant wits and sharp tongues can turn our day inside out, but recovery is swift if we're willing to embrace the future. Mischievous Mercury is destabilized by its conjunction with unpredictable Uranus. We speak before we reach conclusions and we answer people's questions before they finish asking them. The psychic Pisces Moon enables us to be a genius or a fool -- and it may be tricky to tell which until time gives us a fresh perspective.

You might do a double take when a close friend blurts out something you didn't see coming. You're likely to react quickly, which could exacerbate an already precarious interaction. Although you don't have a crystal ball to predict the future, checking your ego at the door and being receptive to another person's opinions is the shortest route to resolution. Respect is a two-way street, but often one person has to make the first move.

It seems like I went to sleep at Christmas time and woke up at almost Easter when the snow started to melt away.  How does one compare to the legend of Rumplestiltskin?  When you look at the name you can see the cheezey like skin of an old person shrunk down in old age.  Wrinkled and wax like parchment can give an impression of something rising up out of cold, fallen leaf covered ground images makes me shiver.

I managed to get three hours of sleep before I woke up.  I felt like I was being suffocated.  I couldn’t catch my breath from the exertion of sitting up.  I did make it into the bathroom and then struggled to get to my desk.  I lit a smoke and settled myself down.  I was very close to calling for an ambulance because I was so out of breath.  I went long enough that I could have called but I stuck it out and made it past the breathing crises.

Here it is, mid morning and I am still up and active.  My breathing is low but it is sufficient for what I am doing, sitting at my desk.  I should be doing things like updating my bio or something.  I should also get busy at working on my balsa wood projects or even repairing the broken ship.  My desk could use a shovel to clear it up from the mess it is in.  It’s so bad that I had to take pictures of the hovel state my desk was in.  Done.

Hovel is a distasteful word.  Perhaps in the medieval ages there were hovels built outside the castle walls, on the edges of the fields.  Maybe there are still hovels by description in existence.  Nowadays our hovels are embodied in highrises that created concrete jungles.  Giant buildings can contain large populations that can embody a class of people.  Ownership or rent is a mute point when long term dwellings are considered.

I could imagine a highrise building of fifty floors with twenty condos each in an area of a city.  Families would live out their lives in each condo.  When the highrise became old and all of the families had passed away or moved on, the highrise would be pancaked down into a block of concrete.  The block of solid concrete would become the front of another highrise to live out that set of lives.  A city would spread out leaving a plain of concrete blocks instead of the dump mountains that now mark the path of humanity.

We don’t yet have the technology to live as organically clean as we might want to dream.  There are all kinds of materials that are composed of clay and sand.  There are as many materials grown for fibers and food.  Humanity can be so creative and productive if given the right motivations.  

There is so much we have to learn in the ability to clean up after ourselves.  It is something at the fore front in how to clean up an ocean that has become contaminated and laden with floating garbage.  The Pacific ocean has become radioactive and dirty because of misuse by humanity.  Shame.

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Love is in the air today and we are breathing deeply while the radiant Sun aligns with sensual Venus in arduous Aries. However, retrograde Venus requires us to reconsider unresolved issues while the Aries energy wants us to move forward. Nevertheless, the Moon's shift into idealistic Pisces at 6:06 am EDT enchants us with unrealized potential everywhere we look. However, we won't see true progress unless we're willing to make a commitment.

You might do a double take when a close friend blurts out something you didn't see coming. You're likely to react quickly, which could exacerbate an already precarious interaction. Although you don't have a crystal ball to predict the future, checking your ego at the door and being receptive to another person's opinions is the shortest route to resolution. Respect is a two-way street, but often one person has to make the first move.

Welcome to the Kasbah!

Today went by very quickly.  It was almost a surprise that we were going to be dining out at the Kasbah restaurant located in the downtown of Ottawa.  We had to go back a block from the busstop and three blocks east of Bank Street.  It was easy to find and the owner was very polite and waited on our long table personally.  

The menus had Moroccan language surrounding key English words to suggest what the meals were based around.  Chicken and lamb were the main dishes served with mild cumin spice.  The aromas were definitely not familiar when the serving plates were presented.  Small plates were for buttering bread and the steaming hot covered bowls were centered on the table in front of each person.

My choice of meal was tagines Marrakech while Peter ordered tagines Zayane.  My meal highlighted chicken, almonds and prunes while Peter had lamb, almonds and prunes.  Both meals were delicious and filling, with no room left over for a dessert.  Most desserts featured almonds and honey pastries.  It is definitely a restaurant to return to return to for fine eats and just as fine service!

We took a shortcut down a back alley to end up at a bus stop at the next street.  It was only a matter  of a few minutes before a bus came along and picked us up to go directly to our home mall bus stop.  At home it was all we could do to flop down into bed for the night.  I know I slept well with dreams of far away Morocco wandering through my thoughts.

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We may jump into a sensitive conversation without realizing what we're about to uncover. Chatty Mercury in spontaneous Aries says talk now, think later. Meanwhile, powerful Pluto in Capricorn is slowly dismantling fundamental structures so they can be reconstructed from the foundation up. The Mercury-Pluto square releases buried tensions through communication while the conceptual Aquarius Moon urges us to process the changes objectively.

Any good captain worth their salt knows to steer their ship early to avoid last-minute turns that could capsize the vessel. But even the most experienced sailors misjudge distance sometimes, and today you may be closer to a quick change in direction than you think. Inconspicuous cues from a friend or partner might only be the tip of the iceberg, and collision is unavoidable if you realize what's happening too late. Fortunately, the astute Aquarius Moon lends you the impartiality needed to handle any conflict that arises. Erring on the side of kindness inspires others to do the same.

Yesterday started off as a ‘normal’ sort of day.  But, the ‘normal’ sort of day quickly mushroomed into a hideously fast get dressed and leave home sort of home once I found where I hid my lipstick.  That is the only sort of preparation I do to go out into the public world.  I packed a spare set of clothes to change into once we got to our destination called Obsessions nightclub.  It was our big intention to go to the private club for an evening of sexual adventures with friends.  

Obsessions turned out to be a crowded event with about twenty people set to watch a couple of hours of a drag show.  There was busker entertainment mixed with some well choreographed sets with actual drag performances.  It was nothing like the sort of drag shows that were shown in the Thunderbird club of Vancouver during the seventies.  I miss that decade a whole lot even considering the troubles of divorce and transition that I went through.  

The evening went so quickly because of the entertainment that kept everyone so spellbound for most of the evening.  We sat in our electric wheelchairs for the entire evening, even when I went outside to have a smoke.  No pot please, as I am actually so allergic to the stuff.  And now a break from our stuck keys of our keyboard that has to be attended to and cleaned.  How could so much stuff get under the keys when I shake the keyboard upside down?  Lots, right.

A summary of the evening boiled down to the fact that we actually enjoyed meeting our friends and having a great time!  I have trouble remembering all of the names but the faces were familiar.  A few of the people were impressed to find us at such an event.  We are considered so straight laced and laid back.  So it was a shock to find us deep in the wilds of a downtown nightclub with so infamous a crowd.  Grr!  Go tiger!

It was a funny thing to catch the absolutely last bus home.  We were so late that the driver offered to drive us home since it was on the way and miles past the actual last bus stop of the evening run.  I sat in my electric wheelchair reading the latest book Area 51 Reply on my cellphone while the city bus raced and veered around corners to a bus stop right across the street from home.  We didn’t even get cold during our race to the back doors of the building.

At home we did our usual thing of getting on our computers and having a last coffee before going to bed.  We were a couple of drunks who were out of it almost.  A few deciminutes of FaceBook and such were all we were able to get before turning out the lights at 1:30 am.  One thing about living in the city is that it isn’t ever truly dark unless in a windowless stairwell or the basement.

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Lingering concerns about our current plans continue to block our progress. The unflappable Capricorn Moon blesses us with solid footing, assuring success when climbing the steepest mountains. But hard lunar aspects to unrelenting Pluto, overbearing Jupiter and impatient Uranus can make our journey one of trials and tribulations today. Thankfully, the Moon's shift into futuristic Aquarius at 10:28 pm EDT releases us from conventional restraints.

Your life can feel like a teeter-totter when constant ups and downs become a normal feature. Although so much change keeps things interesting, sometimes you want to get off the ride and feel the solid earth beneath your feet. The traditional Capricorn Moon moves through your 4th House of Roots, urging you to lean on family or close friends for emotional support now. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz said, "There's no place like home."

It was amazing to go to sleep at 2:00 am and wake up at about 10:00 am.  I didn’t even wake up for the nightly pest attack.  As a result, I have little spots all up and down my arms that were not covered up by the thick quilt.  That will teach me to clean up the bedroom before I lay down to sleep.  I hate those tiny little pests that crawl out from the livingroom couch to climb up the legs of the bed.  

We should get home treated for the little pests that have given us trouble from various sources over the past four years.  Once they invade, it seems that they cannot ever be completely eradicated.  And, the cure is worse than the trouble they cause when I can almost keep the place clean with Resolve.  It takes more than just resolve to keep up with the cleaning of the carpets, couch, and bed.  I know it is a common plague of humanity that has gone on for centuries.  

Who knows when the first little bug evolved ages ago.  The fact that they are so simple and have the same genetic genes means that they have a single mother who was so prolific at one time.  They can take mass and matter from one bug to heal another damaged bug.  They evolved to be able to be crushed and still survive as long as the brain is intact.  They are worse than a Timex that takes a beating and still keeps on ticking.

Waking up after a full night’s sleep led to an amazing time after my daily bath.  All of the world’s troubles were forgotten for a few hours of play time.  Can you imagine what two disabled seniors would do when the two kids are off on their daily errands.  I certainly enjoyed myself by not being interrupted.  Making loud noises might cause distractions.  I don’t usually make loud noises at the best of times as a personal preference anyways.

I confess that I have the vice of smoking king sized regular or red Number Seven cigarettes.  The weather which today is about -7 C with a wind chill of -18 C.  It is far too cold to go out onto the balcony to smoke so I go out into the inside stairwell where it is room temperature with no wind.  It has been quiet and peaceful enough for me to enjoy smoking and my personal thoughts.  I have been undisturbed by anyone for the past six months that I have been smoking in the stairwell.  

Today I have been out only four times to have a smoke in the stairwell.  The fifth time was highlighted by something unusual.  During the past six months I haven’t seen a soul in either the stairwell or the hallway to our door.  I began to hear the steps of someone coming down the stairwell from about the fifteenth floor.  I didn’t think anything of it as I was just finishing my smoke.  I put my cigarette butt out in the top of my cigarette pack and then put the cigarette pack into my kimono pocket.  Yes, I was only wearing my kimono and slippers when the six foot tall, 200 lb, uniformed security woman came pounding down behind me.  Oops!

I was sitting on the second step of the lower half set of stairs in the stairwell.  The big security woman stepped past me and stopped half way across the landing to the door leading to the hallway.  She turned and asked me if I was alright.  I smiled and said that I was just having a timeout.  I am a redhead with a temper.  So, I was merely cooling off by having a quiet time in the stairwell.  She looked at me for a moment before saying that she understood about redheads.  Then she turned back to the door, opened it and disappeared in a hurry.  

I slowly got up from the step and went to the door.  I opened it and peeked into the hallway.  The security woman was already at the far end of the long hallway opening up the door at that end.  I quietly stepped along on the hallway carpet in my grey felt slippers, pushed the door quietly open just enough for me to slip past and just as quietly closed and locked the metal door.  

There is a city bylaw about smoking inside buildings.  A ticket for $250.00 fine can be issued to anyone caught smoking in public areas such as lobby, hallway, stairwell, or underground parking, and other areas where smoking is prohibited by the management.  

Essentially, I was lucky to have escaped getting caught smoking in the stairwell where it is prohibited.  I hadn’t appeared to have been smoking as there wasn’t a cloud of smoke or cigarette in evidence.  Perhaps there might have been the smell of smoke rising up the stairwell, but no sign of evidence of me smoking.         

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The astrological New Year is an annual rebirth that's marked by the Sun's shift into pioneering Aries at 6:28 am EDT. Although we are eager to charge ahead into the future, the Moon's shift into cautious Capricorn at 11:30 am reminds us that haste makes waste. In fact, a crisis in consciousness arises from the clash between the calculating Mountain Goat and the spontaneous Ram as the compulsive Capricorn Moon squares the impulsive Aries Sun.

It seems as if you might lose a precious opportunity if you don't tell a certain someone how you feel today. As the illuminating Sun moves into candid Aries, your 7th House of Relationships becomes a cosmic stage on which all manner of plays will take place. Whether it's a comedy or a drama, the theatre is booked for the next several weeks. But don't be too hasty to jump into the spotlight; a little stage fright might actually be your saving grace if you still need time to rehearse your lines. Wait until your head catches up to your heart.

Today was another day of sleep that had a big difference.  Yesterday was supposed to be a patch day.  My 150 mcg of Fentanyl was supposed to be replaced.  Unfortunately yesterday passed without my patch replacement happening.  That meant from yesterday, I went through a drug withdrawal.  It is not a fun thing to go through the process of withdrawing from a drug.  Believe that all of the nightmare tales of having withdrawal can be all too true.

Trying to recover what is supposed to be can be a very daunting task.  It isn’t what you want to discover what you have.  The twist of nightmares wraps around everything that is unwanted only to create something so wrong.  It is up to conscious awareness to determine what should be and what is reality.  It can’t be determined until much later when the body catches up to the balance of chemistry within the biology.  It is a balance that has been kept for the past decade and a half and will continue indefinitely.

Rest and sleep are instrumental in the healing of the body and it’s return to the natural order that should be.  Somehow there are processes to maintain that order of ourselves.  It takes a balance of chemistry to keep a semblance of what we can perceive as reality.  Such a balance can be upset so easily and so difficult to maintain.

There are many religions which try to teach us how to see and what to see as what should be.  It isn’t always so easy to teach the abstract and progressions of evolution.  Nevertheless many means of divination are available to forecast the inevitable future.  Although not necessarily true, those readings do influence what possibilities are available.  And obscure wordings also have an effect upon the interpretations to imply rather than to divine.  

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Strange energies abound today and it can be tricky to make our way directly from one place to another. Destinations might appear closer than they actually are while the far-seeing Sagittarius Moon magnifies distant objects so they seem nearby. Nevertheless, we may need to work harder to finish our chores, but we have more endurance than we realize. A surprise breakthrough could release us from old habits when the Moon trines rebellious Uranus.

The world right outside your door seems to sparkle with possibility today, and sitting still is the last thing you want to do. You don't have to go far to find excitement when the buoyant Sagittarius Moon traverses your 3rd House of Short Trips. Stimulating conversations happen organically at the grocery store, post office or other local stop. However, someone could appear out of left field with shocking comments that turn your thinking upside down. Awareness changes everything.

I managed to sleep through the past two days without any trouble.  I haven’t the energy to rise up to do anything when I do sit up.  I have averaged to take my dose of pills about two hours late.  That throws my entire system off by changing my sleeping habits.  What habits?  I don’t have any regular sleeping habits because I went to sleep at 9:30 am and slept through until 11:30 am.  Now I feel like I have slept for a whole night.  Yet I don’t have the energy to think let alone do anything.  

I have been fighting pneumonia for a year and a half.  The doctor kept feeding me antibiotics, but to no effect.  Finally I went into the hospital where they found I had a fungal infection.  I spent two weeks in intravenous antibiotics that actually worked.  Another six months of another type of antibiotics made a dent in the pneumonia I had.  I keep coughing up a tablespoonful of thick mucous that was hard to even move out of my bronchial tubes.  It seems that a reaction to something is going on that only mimics pneumonia.  I hate being sick.

The one thing I have done is to start a collection of select sketches.  Facebook allowed me to create a webpage just for my work.  I have built fourteen balsa wood aircraft that actually fly.  They are kits that have rubber band powered propellers and are perfectly balanced to fly straight and true,  I am happy about the amount of details I have built into each kit. There is even a certain amount of engineering done in a few of the planes to add details such as flaps and ailerons, stabilizers and rudders that can move.  And there is much more.

I like working with balsa wood.  It is a soft and sturdy material that lets me add as much detail as I want.  The trouble is that my fingers don’t have any feeling so I have to know how hard I am pressing.  Often I break delicate parts that I have constructed.  It is frustrating to know that I have to use a metal glue so my fingers don’t press parts apart as I hold them for whatever reason.  It is a case of learning how to watch my fingers as they work at gripping and holding things.

Life is constantly learning combined with forgetting.  Repeated things are easily remembered and habits can be formed well enough.  The trouble with forgetting is that you learn different things, different points of view and ways of doing things.  Something simple like tying shoe laces can be done in a number of different ways.  It all goes back to learning and how you learn.

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Steady progress feels good but the provocative Scorpio Moon still prompts us to look for trouble, even if there's not much to be found. Thankfully, Mars in pragmatic Taurus gives us an extra dose of patience, but Mercury and Venus are restless while camping out in impetuous Aries. Meanwhile, the Moon's smooth trine to spacey Neptune is like an escape valve that releases the pressures of the real world by offering fantasies as possible solutions.

It seems as if everyone you run into pushes your buttons today. You don't feel like compromising when someone isn't willing to meet you halfway, but magnetic Venus retrograde in your 7th House of Others keeps you coming back even if it's just for another quarrel. Unfortunately, you could continue repeating the same mistake until you find a way to break the cycle. Immerse yourself in doing something you love to give yourself and others space to breathe. Galileo wrote, "Passion is the genesis of genius."

Another day and another dollar in debt.  Work, work, work.  How many times did the day offer another solution, another dollar.  How many times did the chase of the dollar falter until everything stops.  How many times did every stop invoke depression, despair, hunger, loneliness, or longing,  How many stops were there until continuity followed through to carry the event until there was what could be defined as a solution to paradoxes that I had encountered.

Have you ever encountered a paradox that caused so much trouble as to be a serious vexation to you?  There are those paradoxes that do cause a lot of trouble.  It takes considerable effort and time to be able to solve the problems of compounding paradoxes.  Consider the trouble one paradox caused me to endure a wet slipper as a solution.  

One bump leads to another tumble that bumps a normally stable object that falls over to fill my slipper with a cup of water.  It took two and a half days for my slipper to dry out enough for me to put it on my foot.  Even then, it was still wet enough to cause wrinkles on my foot that lasted through the following day. 

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We may lose patience with people who cannot make up their minds today. The Moon slips into penetrating Scorpio at 11:10 am EDT, empowering us to see beyond surface appearances. But whatever remains hidden will eventually be discovered by our perceptive research, while an expansive Sun-Jupiter connection widens our perspectives. We won't let a mystery go unsolved and will continue to dig until we find satisfactory answers to our lingering questions.

You're often attracted to items that are beautiful or artful, tending toward frivolous purchases that provide temporary happiness. But there's no swindling you as the suspicious Scorpio Moon takes up post in your 2nd House of Values. You may be a harsh judge of how much something is worth today, but thankfully, an altruistic Sun-Jupiter connection validates your natural sense of fairness. Your evaluations might be piercing, but they aren't without warrant. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

This is another day that I spent a whole lot of time playing in FaceBook instead of writing out something, anything instead of reading the many variations of articles.  How easy it is to amuse my mind with the frivolous junk that others find and post.  I should be doing the posting instead of them.

I started posting pictures that I have drawn with pencils.  They are mostly on printer paper and a lot of them are drawn with Crayola colour pencils.  I can draw scenery very nicely but faces and people are very difficult for me.  I don’t have much practice at drawing people because it is time consuming and people tend to move around far too much and too quickly.  So, I can pick a scene and draw it out as I want with no trouble.    

The snow storm left 25 cm of snow on the ground.  That is a foot or so in old measures.  It snowed all day yesterday and over night.  I kept to the bed to sleep my way past the cold of the storm.  As a result I don’t have much to say except that I started a series called Star Hunter.  It is a sci-fi show that features some interesting characters and plots.  I have watched it before but that was so long ago that I forget the stuff in it.  I do remember that it was interesting.

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This article reveals 24 fun facts about left-handed people you probably weren’t aware of:

1)The word “left” is of Anglo-Saxon origin, from a word “lyft” which meant- broken or weak.
2)In most cases- left- handed people use the right brain side.
3)5 to 10 percent of the world population is left-handed.
4)They are good at sports, like swimming, boxing, tennis, baseball, etc.
5)They can adjust to see underwater more easily than right-handers.
6)More than 40 percent of the top world tennis players are left-handed.
7)They usually reach puberty later, that is, even 5 months after right-handed people.
8)According to statistics, left-handed college graduates are expected to become 26 percent richer than their right- handed colleagues.
9)They have an increased risk by 3% to become alcoholics.
10)Out of 7, four of the United States are left-handed.
11)In animals, like cats, mice, and rats, the percentage of left and right pawedness is equally split.
12)The longest words which can be typed with just the left hand with a conventional hand positioning are: sweater, dresses, and tesserae decades.
13)1 Apollo astronaut, out of 4, was left-handed.
14)One study showed that left-handers differently process emotions than right-handers, and they get angry faster.
15)Studies show that lefties are more talented in math, architecture, and spatial awareness, while righties have more developed verbal skills.
16)August 13th is the Left-Handers Day.
17)Previously, this was believed to be a bad thing, often linked to nasty habits, rebellion, neurosis, a mark of the devil, homosexuality, and criminality. Yet, it was also considered to be a mark of creativity and musical skills.
18)They have an increased risk of insomnia.
19)According to statistics, there are more than 30 million left-handed people in America.
20)Women pregnant in their 40s have a 128% higher chance of giving birth to a left- handed child, compared to pregnant women in their 20s.
21)Some of the most vicious and wanted killers in the human history were left-handed: Jack the Ripper, The Boston Strangles, and Osama Bin Laden.
22)As medical experts found, in the case of an injury to the dominant hand, left-handed individuals learn using the other one more quickly than if this happened to a right-handed person.
23)According to a study, left-handed people are more susceptible to allergies and asthma than right-handed ones.
24)This trait runs in the family. For instance, the members of the British Royal Family, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mother, and Prince Charles are British Royal Family members are all left-handed.


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Social situations present complex problems as complicated dynamics come into play. The diplomatic Libra Moon enables us to see multiple points of view, but tough aspects prevent us from avoiding stress created by opposing perspectives. We might explore unconventional means to resolve the tension, but run into hurt feelings from the past that seem to haunt the present. Talking about our emotional pain allows us to leave old wounds behind.

You have one eye trained on the people around you today, because your quick reaction time allows you to keep up. Rapidly changing moods make constant readjustment a necessity. Although you're willing to do the dance of social niceties, you can't help but hope that everyone will calm down soon. Your attempts to smooth things over leave little time to tend to your own feelings, which aren't in the best shape either. It may be best to withdraw from your role as peace-keeper for a bit to nurse your own heart back to health. Oscar Wilde wrote, "To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance."

Today has been another day lost to wandering around in my kimono covering my nightie and leggings.  I am also wearing socks inside my slippers just to keep my tootsies warm.  It is a nor’easter blowing at -10 C with high winds and blowing snow.  Extreme weather warnings were broadcast on all of the latest weather channels.  It is definitely a day to stay snuggled up in bed so warm and comfy under a thick quilt.

The day passed quite quickly while the winter blizzard raged along the eastern seaboard.  I woke up at about 10:00 pm and filled my coffee cup with cold coffee from this morning.  Alison had come home and went to bed without waking us up.  I didn’t think to ask Alison if she had anything to eat.  So, I merely went to my desk and woke up StupidThree from sleep.  I don’t shut down StupidThree unless to restart after running an antiviral program called Kaspersky, a Russian based antivirus program.

For the most part, I watched a movie called the Imitation Game.  It was a well done movie about Alan Turing who made a machine to break the German Enigma code system.  I felt very connected to the actors and actresses in the movie.  Somehow I was inspired by the plot and as much by the people who played their parts so well.  I was also motivated to screen capture some of the war images that were used, especially the aircraft scenes.  Interesting eh?

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We intuitively sense the effects of the self-protective Cancer Moon today as our emotions rise dangerously close to the surface. Nevertheless, we might push them back into the subconscious if we think that expressing them will create too much conflict. However, buried fears and attractions create a vortex of energy that produces negative consequences. Bringing everything out into the open where it can be observed, processed and managed is best.

You've already made up your mind and you don't want anything bringing you down today. Commiseration between coworkers may push your buttons more than usual as you wish everyone would get back to work. As the tenacious Cancer Moon funnels emotional energy into your 10th House of Status, you're both more concerned with protecting your reputation and more likely to overreact toward any perceived threats toward it. Try not to take out your insecurities on your peers as you cling to a public image that may not even be in danger.

It was another day of sleeping that I missed with the little help of six mg of pink hydromorphone.  Dear little pills that I have a stockpile of are a necessity to get past the wave of disabling pain.  I don’t feel pain when it dims my vision so much that I can hardly see to stand up.  

Somehow I ate a supper and a few cups of coffee.  I also smoked five cigarettes that should have been out on the balcony but instead were smoked in the warmth of the stairwell.  It is a $250.00 fine for getting caught according to city bylaws and the building management as enforced by security.  Luckily I have not been caught sneaking out in my white terry towel kimono and grey slippers.  

I reviewed my posts and found that a few were erroneously deleted.  I know now that those mysteriously labelled files in my main folder were the missing files.  Apparently the wordprocessor I use saves the files as backup. I have to find out how to get past the file saving feature that creates those oddly named files.

I do honestly try to keep my fingernails in good condition.  I am not a professional but I know how I like to see my fingernails looking.  So, I file my fingernails down to shape them nicely and then use Hard As Nails polish to protect the strength.  Since I do a lot of typing, my fingernails get misshapened by how my fingernails hit the keys on the keyboard.  It takes care to keep my fingernails in the shape I want them to be.

On another note the two cats we have are doing well.  The kitten is now a year old and the older female is now nine years old.  The kitten only weighs about twelve pounds while the older one is about twenty two pounds.  They eat a dry kibble of a special diet formulae that costs about $60.00 per twenty pound bag.  I also feed the two cats Tastee treats as an extra.  Twister has a half cc of liquid Prednisone daily.  She gets about ten extra treats to chase the white liquid out of her mouth and down her throat.

I made a cheap toy out of a two foot long piece of plastic stick that I drilled a hole in to tie a five foot long length of twine.  The home made toy is what I use to go cat fishing.  The whip is excellent for attracting attention o f Dory, the kitten, and for playing with her.  Twister is too big and fat to chase anything so she just lays down on her side and watches everything from afar.

I take a daily bath in hot sudsy water that is about 110` F to 115` F.  Peter can’t put his hand into my hot water.  I slowly ease myself into the suds and then go about stretching my back out as straight as I can.  I have a crushed vertebrae and a curved spine that has a half inch thick layer of calcium coating from skull down to tailbone called Anklyosis Spondalitis.  

I have gone about breaking the coating of my spine in three separate places so that I can move.  I didn’t like having a rigid spine that was so unyielding.  It took a lot of painkillers and a hammer to hit repeatedly until I could move in the manner I wanted.  The doctors freak if I tell them what I did just to move my neck sideways.  I can’t look down or up because of the thick calcium.

It isn’t fun to be disabled.  When I first became sick with AS, I felt like I had the worst case of flu that I had ever had.  I was so sick that I could hardly stand up let alone walk any distance.  Stairs were simply out of the question for me to do.  I could not go down or up any stairs even though that at the time I lived on the second floor of a rental building.  I rented a room that I moved into before I lay down on a futon couch for four years.  I became so sick that I could not even sign my name.  It was a living nightmare that didn’t end.

Time went by ever so slowly and I just kept waking up every morning.  My only sanity saver was my computer connection to the world I once knew.  Super Stupid was what I called my computer while I just called myself Stupid.  I could not play music or print out files as easily as Super Stupid could.  One thing of note was that I began learning all kinds of stuff from the Internet.  Yes, it made me learn more than what I learned in school.

I weighed 98 lbs for almost ten years before I began to gain weight again.  My present doctor wanted to phone for an ambulance when I walked into his office one afternoon.  He couldn’t believe what I was going through nor the list of prescriptions I had.  He didn’t want anything to do with me, but he promised Peter that he would see me.  After a month or so, I became his patient.  That was twelve years ago.  Amazing!

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Communication is in high focus while talkative Mercury lines up with the willful Sun in compassionate Pisces. We can get away with what we say today because our words may not sound as threatening as they are in reality. The Moon's shift into nurturing Cancer at 7:54 am EST is a reminder that we can express our feelings with kindness, even if we're not living up to our own expectations. Ultimately, it's less what we say than how we say it.

You may not realize how unkind you are to yourself until you pay close attention to your self-talk habits. If you wouldn't say it out loud to your best friend, you shouldn't say it mentally to yourself. Wordy Mercury joins the altruistic Sun in your 6th House of Routines, shining a light on how you consistently bring yourself down with negative thoughts. Transform this revelation into a more positive way of relating to yourself. Carrie Bradshaw said, "Don't forget to fall in love with yourself first."

We woke up to a phone call from a very dear friend.  Her wife, her other married half had passed away last Sunday.  I was worried about her and so I typed a message to her on FaceBook.  I merely said, “Please call us.”  Well, she did.  Lynne talked with both of us to let us know she is doing well.  She has friends very close to her for help and support.  I was relieved to know that she is doing OK and getting on with her life.  

Life is important.  We have to depend upon very close people, close people, and not so close helpers.  We have to love ourselves before we can love anyone else.  We have to take care of ourselves before we can help others.  We must be kind to ourselves before we let any other people into our lives.  There is no mercy unless we create the mercy in the first place.  Help?

We are such complex beings that it defies description just how complex we really are.  We don’t just graze on grass all day long.  We have our days filled with work, play, and so much more.  We don’t survive in isolation because we group and are such herd animals.  More than that is the fact that we create magic in our lives to make the world around us.  It’s almost as if we were in a holographic display instead of a real universe that we `suppose’ exists.  Right.

So, here it is, first thing in the morning and I am contemplating the mysteries of the universe as I try to type out the words as if it were only practice.  I need a bowl of oatmeal.  I have sucked up my first cup of coffee and need a refill.  It is going to be a cold, wet, and miserable, day.  Yay.  

I have typoed a bit at a time on the supposed book I want to write.  I got a single page typed during the space of a month.  How the H am I supposed to be writing a book?  I can barely remember the story when it was experiences I actually lived through.  My mind swirls around in a daze trying to remember and keep the story in a straight line.  I lived in a straight line of activity but I remember little pieces at a time.  It is so frustrating to try to remember things without making any fiction or stuff that didn’t happen.  Grr.

We got a phone call from a dear friend who is in jail.  He wanted us to connect to a phone number and so make a conference call to his girlfriend.  The little message he wanted to send to his girlfriend was that he would be out on Thursday.  

The girlfriend wasn’t available on the first call to the woman’s residence.  He was disappointed and frantic.  He is in a jail cell by himself and having a hard time being alone.  His first call from jail was only allowed fifteen minutes.  The call ended before he could get a message to his girlfriend.

A few minutes later, our phone rang again with Lee calling to try to conference call again.  Peter did agree to helping Lee with making a conference call.  Peter switched our phone to speaker phone, dialled the phone number, and talked with a staff member at the woman’s residence.  He agreed to connect Peter with Annie.  Peter then held the house phone up to the cell phone that had Annie’s voice audible for Lee to hear.  Connection and message sent.

It is not necessary to have two separate phones as Peter used to make the conference call.  Instead it is only necessary to conference call the second number and connect the phone calls.  Somehow it wouldn’t work with a phone call from jail as there is something preventing the connection.  So, by using two separate phones, the connection can be made to have a voice call from one phone to another successfully.

It took Lee about half an hour to make a successful conference call and spend ten minutes talking to his girlfriend.  Lee is twenty six years old with a long history of being in jail for drunkenness, assault, drugs, breaking a window, and resisting arrest.  He isn’t an intentional criminal but his street life is behind his being in a public place and liable for arrest.  Lee looks foreward to spending his life as a career criminal going from one girlfriend to another and from one flop house to another.  It isn’t a lot and certainly nothing to be positive about.  

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God of thunder, lightening, storms, and strength, Thor is best known for his hammer, Mjolnir. The son of Odin himself, Thor is 'brother' to Loki and protector of humanity. He is loyal and honorable but, more than that, the defender of the Aesir gods and their fortress, Asgard. The enemies? The giants! His strength is unmatched, and his courage and sense of duty are unquestioned. Who better than Thor than to protect his people?!

By what you decide to do every day you will be a good man or not.  Hospitaler


Today is a patch day and a day of rest after my outing of yesterday.  I slept a lot and watched a few movies.  All I can say for myself was that I quipped a few times on Facebook.  I know there are people who respect my point of view and my opinions.  I also know I have friends who will stand up for me.  My trouble is that I can easily feel like I am alone just because I don’t see my friends often enough to suit my needs.

I keep thinking of the past while I watch movies.  It leads me to think that I am better and greater in strength than what I really am.  I am really a disabled old hag that few care to have company with.  Pity that, eh?

I should climb back into the cockpit of one of the planes I build and fly away into the sunset.  They do fly, all of them, balanced and powered by an elastic band,  I know they fly because I built them with my own hands.  Funny what I know about the engineering of those planes, though.  I can build them but I don’t know how to fly them if they were the actual fighters that they are.

Presently I have two Guillow’s kits on the go.  The first one is the FW-190 that I am about half way through building the fuselage.  The second one is a P-51 that has a fuselage and wings already built.  Only the tail rudder and extras need to be sculpted and glued into place.  I spend about a month on each kit and detail as much as I can to add realism.  I have already built fourteen kits and two ships.  The balsa wood lanes are of two scales, three of which have a 30 inch wingspan while the rest have only a 16 inch wingspan.  One ship is 48 inches tall while the other is only 24 inches tall.  It is all I can say for my accomplishments after about a decade.
Building with balsa wood isn’t the only hobby I have.  I also sketch with coloured pencils and write blogs and stories.  I have a shopping bag filled with pages of printer paper that bear my sketches.  The pictures are of mostly scenery with few urban scenes.  I love doing distant mountains and coloured skylines.  I have tried doing faces, but my imagination is lacking details enough to do realistic likenesses.  I know that practice is the key but I haven`t even bothered.

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My morning started off with a breakfast of oatmeal porridge and a bath.  I was dressed by about 2:30 pm and almost ready to roll.  Brushing my hair and putting on my winter coat is all that was left to do.  I had to move Dory the kitten from my desk’s office chair.  Twister once more refused to go outside onto the balcony with me for a smoke.  She doesn’t smoke anyways.

It was a short distance to the bus stop at the mall.  We took the 112 to Herongate mall and began our shopping.  First on the list was the pharmacy for a few prescriptions and then off the Dollar store.  It was a short list there that included candy bars and cans of compressed air.  Then it was over to the Food Basics store for the rest of the shopping list.  All I can say is that it was a fast way to spend a hundred dollars to fill two knap sacks.

Today is Tenders Tuesday.  That means we go to the Independent store to buy two orders of chicken tenders which is deep fried pieces of white chicken in one box and another box of potatoe wedges.  Then at home, the four of us devoured the two orders as fast as we could stuff our mouthes.  After supper we went about our usual things, I on StupidThree, Peter on his slow wonder of a PC, and Alison and Les playing on their smart phones.

It happened a week before the end of February,  There was a notice of the fact that we had used 100% of our Internet time with downloads and uploads.  There are now four of us rather than only the both of us on the Internet.  It is easy to understand and we just didn’t know what to do.

Finally, in desperation, Peter phoned up the Bell number and asked what we should do.  Peter was advised that we didn’t have a modern modem.  By changing our Internet usage to include what everyone was using, we be sent a new wireless modem and our account would be changed to reflect the useage of the newly modernized account, our modern wireless modem to replace the antique we had for so long.  Upgrades are an expensive necessity.

We live on the tenth floor of a twenty two story highrise in the downtown area of a mega urban city.  There is a small subdivision below us on the east side of a small creek.  The first house closest to us is inhabited by an older man who has three grown up children.  The cars come and go and the driveway is kept clear all winter long while the old man holidays elsewhere or is hospitalized in some medical facility.  I don’t know where he is but he doesn’t show up and hasn’t for the past month.  Maybe the huge place is up for sale or something.

It is a circumstance that most people face in older age or possibly changing circumstances.  Who knows what has happened that the house is dark every night.  The fact remains that the big old house has raised a family that comes and goes as families do.  Life is like that when time is a consideration,

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My morning started off with a breakfast of oatmeal porridge and a bath.  I was dressed by about 2:30 pm and almost ready to roll.  Brushing my hair and putting on my winter coat is all that was left to do.  I had to move Dory the kitten from my desk’s office chair.  Twister once more refused to go outside onto the balcony with me for a smoke.  She doesn’t smoke anyways.

It was a short distance to the bus stop at the mall.  We took the 112 to Herongate mall and began our shopping.  First on the list was the pharmacy for a few prescriptions and then off the Dollar store.  It was a short list there that included candy bars and cans of compressed air.  Then it was over to the Food Basics store for the rest of the shopping list.  All I can say is that it was a fast way to spend a hundred dollars to fill two knap sacks.

Today is Tenders Tuesday.  That means we go to the Independent store to buy two orders of chicken tenders which is deep fried pieces of white chicken in one box and another box of potatoe wedges.  Then at home, the four of us devoured the two orders as fast as we could stuff our mouthes.  After supper we went about our usual things, I on StupidThree, Peter on his slow wonder of a PC, and Alison and Les playing on their smart phones.

It happened a week before the end of February,  There was a notice of the fact that we had used 100% of our Internet time with downloads and uploads.  There are now four of us rather than only the both of us on the Internet.  It is easy to understand and we just didn’t know what to do.

Finally, in desperation, Peter phoned up the Bell number and asked what we should do.  Peter was advised that we didn’t have a modern modem.  By changing our Internet usage to include what everyone was using, we be sent a new wireless modem and our account would be changed to reflect the useage of the newly modernized account, our modern wireless modem to replace the antique we had for so long.  Upgrades are an expensive necessity.

We live on the tenth floor of a twenty two story highrise in the downtown area of a mega urban city.  There is a small subdivision below us on the east side of a small creek.  The first house closest to us is inhabited by an older man who has three grown up children.  The cars come and go and the driveway is kept clear all winter long while the old man holidays elsewhere or is hospitalized in some medical facility.  I don’t know where he is but he doesn’t show up and hasn’t for the past month.  Maybe the huge place is up for sale or something.

It is a circumstance that most people face in older age or possibly changing circumstances.  Who knows what has happened that the house is dark every night.  The fact remains that the big old house has raised a family that comes and goes as families do.  Life is like that when time is a consideration,